In this interesting “new economy,” many people are struggling to find work, so they’re trying to figure out how to make money and save more of the money they earn. Here are six things you can sell to put some extra green into your pocket this year.
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1. Your clothing.
Clothing consignment stores are out there waiting for your gently used, currently styled clothing that no longer fits you or you’ve simply fallen out of love with. Most consignment stores do a 50/50 split, keeping items on the sales floor from 45 and 60 days and most require an appointment to drop items off to consign.
2. Your photos.
If you’re an excellent amateur shutterbug (or a pro in the making), sell your images on stock photo websites, such as SmugMug, Dreamstime, Fotolia and iStockPhoto. Each has slightly different guidelines and pay structures, but what a great way to create some passive income doing what you love!
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3. Your gold jewelry.
If your jewelry box is little more than a permanent resting place for rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces you no longer wear, consider selling it for the value of the gold. Ask around your friends and family for a referral to a reputable firm before making a decision on who will give you the most for it.
4. Your furniture.
Much like clothing consignment stores, furniture resale shops are salivating at the thought of helping you unload your great grandmother’s dining table and chairs or your fabulous (but too small) mid-century sofa. If you’ve been keeping old family furniture in your basement because you’ve felt guilty about selling it, why not consign it and do something nice for yourself with the money? Grandma would approve.
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5. Your crafts.
In case you haven’t noticed, Etsy is a handcrafter’s paradise, chock full of artsy, quirky, one-of-a-kind pieces of everything from art to jewelry to clothing. If you have a crafty streak, an Etsy store might just be your ticket to not only some extra money, but you might find a whole new passion too.
6. Your collectibles.
Beanie Babies lurking in boxes in the attic? Precious Moments not feeling so precious to you anymore? Coins, stamps, or beer cans lost their luster over the years? Depending on what you’ve collected, you may or may not strike it rich, but regardless, selling the lot of them on Ebay, Craigslist, or a collectible site such as Etsy, Ruby Lane or Artfire.
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